Friday, 22 September 2017

A Male Monochrome Card

Today, I am sharing a card made to fit in with a few challenges
and for my 'spares box' .
After cutting the background trees, I snipped them to fit inside the frame, which is
made up of four frames glued together to give  some depth.
The deer I cut out from a tree scene die.

The items I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Square Frames
Memory Box - Resting Birds
The other two birds the same, I'm still to find the make of
Trees and deer dies purchased from eBay
Sentiment Stamp - free gift with craft magazine
Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday - Penny's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge
Cardz 4 Guyz - Nature
2 Crazy Critters - Anything Goes with a Critter
Creative Craft Cottage - For the Men/Boys
Die Cut Divas - Masculine/Men/Boys
Cute Card Thursday - Monochrome

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Birthday Balloons for a 2 year old!

Yesterday was the 2nd birthday of a gorgeous little boy, who just
happens to be a neighbour of mine!
I made him a balloon card which gave me the base
to include his name.
The products I have used are:-
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folder - Wicker
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Cuttlebug Alphabet - Olivia
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Hand made card candi
Challenges entered:-
Lemon Shortbread  - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - 4 of Something (Dies)
Crafty Calender - Kids/Babies
Crafty Friends Challenge - Use Dies/Punches

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Monday, 18 September 2017

Another 'Clean and Simple' Birthday Card

Today's card is one I have made for my 'spares' box.
I used the September challenge sketch over at
 Clair and Sharni Get Crafty! Facebook group for the design of my card.
'That' embossing folder which was so difficult to get hold of when it came out
a while ago, is the perfect shape for this sketch challenge.

I embossed the lower part of the folder in white, and cut away the waste above
the wavy line. I attached it to a piece of embossed aqua card which I embossed
with the Sizzix embossing folder and used my Crop-A-Dile Corner
Chomper to round the two corners.

I used the de-bossed sides of both embossed pieces of card, and glued
them to the base card.
Next I used 3D foam pads to attach the sentiment, and Nuvo drops to decorate.
A very easy and quick card to make.
I have used the following products:-
Embossing Folder - Free gift with craft magazine
One of the two Sizzix Embossing Folders - Lace Set 2
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles

Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday - Gail's "All About Birthdays" Challenge
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Embossing
Cards in Envy - Easy as 1, 2, 3 Card Challenge
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks form stopping by.
Janice x

A Card full of Hearts!

Today, I am sharing the anniversary card I made recently for my nephew and his wife.

I'd been having a sort through/tidy up of my craft room and came across these
small Cuttlebug embossing folders, which I hadn't used in ages....or should I say years!
The products I have used are:-
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folders - Hearts
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares and Scalloped Squares
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - Decorative Hearts
Presscut - Happy Anniversary
Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - 4 of Something
Monochrome Magic - Anything Goes Monochrome/with a Twist of Add Gems/Pearls
Scribbles Designs Challenge - Embossing - Wet or Dry
4 Crafty Chicks - Geometric
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Crafting with Dragonflies - Card for a Special Occasion

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 15 September 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #52 - Anything Goes

Today, I am sharing my Design Team card made for
'A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog' where the theme is always 'Anything Goes'
The challenges are held on the 1st and 15th of the month where the lucky 3/5 winners can
win their choice of 3 digi paper sets from the very talented Lozzy.
There are lots of fabulous sets to choose from which can be found HERE
and they print beautifully.

You can find all the challenge details HERE on the blog, where you can also
see the rest of the design team's lovely makes.
Why not enter the challenge yourself to be in with a chance of winning.
The products I have used are:-
Lozzy's 'Steam Punk Time' Digi Papers
Papermania Stamp Set - Chronology (Free with a craft magazine)
Docrafts - Xcut Dies - Chronology/Cogs
Die-Namics - Mini Tabs
Marianne Die - Cogs CR1324
Woodware Corner Punch

Challenges entered:-
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Oh Boy
Tuesday Throwdown - Happy Birthday
Unicorn Challenge - Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers - Monochrome
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned Paper
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Less is More for Christmas

Over at 'Less is More', their challenge for this week is
'One Layer Card' - Colouring In

A difficult one for me, as I do like adding layers and die cuts to my cards, even when
I am making a 'Clean and Simple' one, but I thought it would be good to test myself!
I decided to make a Christmas card to add to my box, using just a digi image, a 
sentiment, Promarkers and a die to emboss with.

For a long while now, I have been admiring the cards Pauline of
'Crafting with Cotnob' makes and she recently very kindly posted instructions of how to
create a card digitally in Word, details which can be found HERE.
They are very easy to understand and helped me with my card,
so thank you very much Pauline!

The products I have used are:-
DigiStamp Boutique digi image and sentiment - Arctic Fun Set 2
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross Stitched Square Stackables
Challenges entered:-
Less is More Challenge - OLC Colouring In
Christmas with Cuties - Cutie Couples
AAA Cards - CAS/Creatures Great or Small
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Happy 75th Birthday!

Today's card is one I made for my card-making friend who celebrated
her 75th birthday on Monday.
She loves gardening, so I thought this decoupage was perfect for her.
I started by scoring lines on the lower half of the card to add some texture,
embossed a strip of co-ordinating coloured card for the centre, and added
some peel-off borders to decorate the edge.
I mat and layered the decoupage picture, created the sentiment on the computer,
then added a little bit of bling to the oval card.

The products I have used are:-
La Pashe decoupage - Bloomin' Lovely
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Spellbinders Nestabilities- Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
Hougie Board
Sentiment is computer generated.
Challenges entered:-
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - Create a Scene

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x